The town of Lexington held its grand opening over the weekend for a new park – one that caters to four-legged visitors.

Lexington Paw Park includes a small and large dog area, decorative fire hydrants, watering hole stations, waste receptacles and a new agility course sponsored by a local Girl Scout troop.

Town of Lexington spokeswoman Jennifer Dowden says, “This is our first dedicated public park space that is for our four-legged family members.  This is actually off-leash so they can go play around, meet other dogs.

“And it's a great opportunity for residents to bond in a family when it comes to being dog lovers.  So it's really great to see the interaction of the dogs and the people.”

Dowden says a statue has also been dedicated to K-9 Ice, who was the Lexington Police Department's first police dog.

Lexington Paw Park is located on Hendrix Street near the water tower.

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